Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Tart

Taking a little break from Honeymoon posts to bring you another delicious puff pastry dish, this time, the savoury kind!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Ingredients

1/2 pack of puff pastry (I use this one when I’m in a hurry)

4 Large Tomatoes

1 Large ball of Mozzarella

Splash of Balsamic Vinegar

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Oregano

Pepper

Salt

1 egg (beaten)

Directions

First, preheat your oven to 200°C/392°F and remove your ready-to-roll pastry from it’s box, don’t open it out fully until it’s been sitting out of the fridge for at least 10mins, otherwise it’ll crack as you unroll it.

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Slice your tomatoes and in a bowl, splash some balsamic vinegar over the top

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Add a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of Oregano, a healthy whack of pepper and mix with your hands, making sure there’s an even distribution on all of the tomato slices

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Lay them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and bung in the oven for 10mins. This gets rid of some of the moisture so that your plump tomatoes don’t drown your pastry – which causes the pastry to have soggy bottom issues!

And I think we can all agree, no one wants a soggy bottom!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

As the tomatoes cook, slice your mozzarella and roll out your pastry. I was making this for just the two of us one evening, so I cut the pastry in half, rolled up the spare and put it back into the fridge for another time.

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Take your tomatoes out of the oven and shake the excess moisture off. Now you need to move  quickly, which is why it’s best to have the mozzarella pre sliced! Now get layering!

I did two abreast, which is pushing it, as it didn’t give me much room around the edge and you’d really be better off with about an inch the whole way round, so perhaps, overlapping the tomatoes more would be a good idea if you’re giving this a go!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Top off with a few basil leaves – love the smell of basil mmmm!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Fold up the sides and cover with a beaten egg (not the whole egg, just enough to give the pastry a good covering)

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Pop into your preheated oven for 15-20mins, longer if you’ve used the full pastry in the packet and not half of it like me!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

I like to start keeping an eye on it from 10mins. Once it’s golden brown, or a bit darker if you like a little crunch, take it out and serve

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

It is SO yum…if I do say so myself!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

The mozzarella holds everything together without being too heavy

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

the juice of the tomato bursts wonderfully once you bite into a piece (be careful not to burn yourself!)

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

the basil chimes in perfectly with the oregano

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

and, whats left of the balsamic vinegar gives your tastebuds a final kick right at the end

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

A truly scrumptious side, or a meal in itself. But be quick, it won’t last long as when this dish is around, people do tend to love sneaky seconds…!

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Tart

Rxx

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22 Comments

  1. Sincerely, Jennie
    September 12, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Yum! That looks absolutely delicious!

  2. September 12, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    This looks divine! I love the combination of tomato and basil sooooo much!

    • September 13, 2016 / 10:01 am

      It calls to me too Joyce….daily!! Haha!!

      Rxx

  3. September 13, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Oh Yum ! It’s the time of the year I still have really fresh and ripe tomatoes, more than I can really eat ! This will be perfect to make and such a delish snack that will sure be gone in seconds !!!

  4. September 13, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Uh, YUM. This looks so good, and I can’t believe how easy you made it look. With my luck, though, I’ll destroy it–any attempts to bake something off the internet turn nasty fast for me!

    x, Tyler | http://tinymisstyler.com

  5. Tamara
    September 13, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    This looks so delicious!!! I’m definitely trying this recipe soon!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  6. September 16, 2016 / 7:59 am

    Ahhhh this sounds sooo tasty!!! 😀

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

  7. Alice
    September 16, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Ooo this looks delicious! I really want to try some more baking so I may just have to start with this!

  8. September 17, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Oh my goodness that looks so good! I love melted oozy mozzarella and basil – such a winning combo!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

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